Michael Gearon

Senior Interaction Designer at Companies House

About Me

Hi, I’m Michael Gearon currently a UX Designer at BrandContent, based in Cardiff, South Wales. The main areas I specialise in are UX, UI design, CRO, website performance and front end development. As well as my day-to-day job I’m a speaker, writer and ad hoc freelancer for small businesses around Cwmbran, Newport and Cardiff as a website designer.

Experience

Where When
BrandContent 2018 – Current
GoCompare.com 2016 – 2018
HEOR Ltd 2015-2016
Glass Mountains Digital 2014-2015

As well as working at BrandContent I’ve worked with a mixture of businesses in South Wales. Companies such as GoCompare.com as a product designer, HEOR as a UX and UI designer and Glass Mountains Digital as a project manager. Most of my work can not be shared, however you can get a sense of what I am all about on CodePen.

What people say

Mike is a talented and versatile developer, with robust experience in SEO, curious and always keen to learn and discover new areas.

Self-motivated, Mike has led the company efforts to adopt AMP, developed chatbots, pushed the agenda on voice search, whilst bringing a critical contribution to embedding a new CMS.
I have been genuinely impressed by Mike’s knowledge and contribution and will happily work with him in the future.

Pascal Moyon, Vice President of Marketing at GoCompare.com

I worked with Mike over the last couple of years in both a direct and in-direct capacity. Mike is intelligent, hard-working and has an incredible thirst for knowledge. There wasn’t a project in progress that we didn’t involve Mike in, as his breadth of understanding delivered improvements in all aspects of the projects successful delivery. If I had to categorise Mike, I would say that he a UX/UI expert with a scientific approach to testing and optimisation. Whether it was a new website design, a new data capture/validation webpage or a robust approach to testing user engagement in Optimizely, Mike was able to measurable improve the commercial success of every project he was involved with.

Mike was a fantastic colleague at GoCompare and I look forward to working again with him in the future. He would be a real asset to any company who take testing, optimisation and user experience seriously.

Mark Phelps, Head of Marketing Technology at GoCompare.com

Education

Website design is where I specialise, with a strong knowledge in UX, UI and performance as well HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (and frameworks) and content management systems (CMS). As well as the technical aspects, I have a keen eye for designing functional, visually impacting websites and digital media.

Graduated in BSc Media Technology at the University of South Wales, Cardiff. I have a broad range of knowledge in media such as sound technology, video production, graphic design, and motion graphics. Previously studied Interactive Media Design at Coleg Gwent Crosskeys studying digital media, graphic design, photography and traditional art.

So now what?

Let's chat, and get things going